Messina Family History

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Messina Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from the Sicilian city of this name. It was named Messana in the 5th century bc when it was captured by Anaxilaos of Rhegium; previously it had been known as Zancle. This is a very common surname in Sicily, especially in Palermo and Catania.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Messano, Cassino, Messick, Messineo, Mossing, Tessin, Messana, Medina

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Messina Family Origin

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Messina Family Occupations

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  • Musician

    25%
  • Field Hand

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Sailor

    17%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Messina family was Sailor. The most common Messina occupation in the USA was Musician. 25% of Messina's were Musicians. Musician, Field Hand and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Messina.

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Messina Historical Records

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Messina Life Expectancy

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Famous Messina Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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